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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB551

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Legislation Overview

Title: Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015

Subject: Administrative remedies: Civil actions and liability: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Judicial review and appeals: Licensing and registrations: Terrorism: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 Amends the federal criminal code to authorize the Attorney General to deny the transfer of a firearm or the issuance of a firearms or explosives license or permit (or revoke such license or permit) if the Attorney General: (1) determines that the transferee is known (or appropriately suspected) to be engaged in terrorism or has provided material support or resources for terrorism, and (2) has a reasonable belief that the transferee may use a firearm in connection with terrorism. Allows any individual whose firearms or explosives license application has been denied to bring legal action to challenge the denial. Extends the prohibition against the sale or distribution of firearms or explosives to include individuals whom the Attorney General has determined to be engaged in terrorist activities. Imposes criminal penalties on individuals engaged in terrorist activities who smuggle or knowingly bring firearms into the United States. Authorizes the Attorney General to withhold information in firearms and explosives license denial revocation lawsuits and from employers if the Attorney General determines that the disclosure of such information would likely compromise national security.

Session: 114th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1077-1078)

Last Action Date: February 24, 2015

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/551/all-info

Sponsors

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34 sponsors: Dianne Feinstein (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Charles Schumer (D); Richard Durbin (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Barbara Boxer (D); Jack Reed (D); Robert Menendez (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Edward Markey (D); Amy Klobuchar (D); Claire McCaskill (D); Angus King (I); Patty Murray (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Mazie Hirono (D); Sherrod Brown (D); Al Franken (D); Mark Warner (D); Tim Kaine (D); Barbara Mikulski (D); Brian Schatz (D); Robert Casey (D); Tammy Baldwin (D); Christopher Coons (D); Jeanne Shaheen (D); Ron Wyden (D); Thomas Carper (D); Mark Kirk (R); Bill Nelson (D); Tom Udall (D); Martin Heinrich (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 34% (34 of 100)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Feb 24, 2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1077-1078)
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 4 2015 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: S

Committee Name: Judiciary

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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